Today’s Headlines…

Today’s Headlines…

Local legislators’ votes split on party lines
Republican & Herald
Jim Cawley in his capitol office prior to the final vote to approve the 2011-12 state budget Wednesday in Harrisburg. Three Republican state legislators were pleased the state budget was on time for the first time in nine years, while the local …

Pa. governor signs budget ahead of midnight deadline following flurry of …
Washington Post
Tom Corbett signed a new state budget Thursday night, reaching his goal of enacting a 2011-12 spending plan before the new fiscal year began with just 15 minutes to spare. It was the first time in nine years the state budget was completed before the …

Corbett signs bill to disclose state data on Internet
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tom Corbett has signed into law legislation that puts more state government records on the internet. One of Corbett’s legislative priorities, the bill by Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver County, will list payments to contractors and employees’ …

A Warning on Dodd-Frank From FDIC Chief in Her Final Senate Hearing
New York Times
By BLOOMBERG NEWS Federal lawmakers could harm the financial system by failing to give regulators the money and power to put the Dodd-Frank Act into effect, Sheila C. Bair, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, told lawmakers at a …